Learn the Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment for Gum Disease

Think your teeth are all that matters when you go to the dentist? Is your number one goal to hear the dentist congratulate you for no cavities? There’s more to your mouth than teeth. Gum health can be even more important than your pearly whites. Healthy gums are essential when it comes to retaining teeth [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on Learn the Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment for Gum Disease

Tips For a Lifetime of Healthy Gums

Gum tissue performs many important functions that are key to maintaining oral health. With proper oral hygiene habits and regular cleanings, our gums can serve the important role they play in protecting our teeth. When plaque and tartar build on our teeth, the gums can become inflamed. Over time, this can lead to gum disease. [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on Tips For a Lifetime of Healthy Gums

What to Expect Before, During, and After Invisalign

InvisalignⓇ treatments deliver a straighter smile without the discomfort of traditional metal braces. Invisalign patients also benefit from a more discrete treatment since the clear aligners are rarely noticed by others. If you are interested in undergoing this cosmetic treatment at Docklands Dental Studio in the Victoria Harbour Precinct in Docklands, Melbourne, contact us today [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, invisalign|Comments Off on What to Expect Before, During, and After Invisalign

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

Your wellbeing starts with a healthy mouth. Our mouths are a natural entry point for harmful bacteria, which breed on the sugar and carbohydrates we consume each day. Consistent brushing and flossing at least two times per day is essential to your oral health, but it's not enough. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

A Few Notes About Flossing

Most people understand the basics of tooth brushing. We know how to clean the teeth of plaque and food residues, to prevent feeding the bacteria that create cavities. However, flossing may be a bit less well understood. Many people seem to believe that the purpose of flossing is to remove food from between the teeth. [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|General Dentistry, Gum Disease|Comments Off on A Few Notes About Flossing

Causes of Tooth Loss

We may associate tooth loss with aging, but losing teeth is no longer considered a natural consequence of old age. In the past, dental care and medical advances were not as thorough as they are today—so with proper care, most people can keep their teeth. Can and do are quite different things, however. The steady [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|dentures, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Causes of Tooth Loss

What’s in Your Mouthwash?

Oral rinses are a popular way to freshen breath and improve your oral health, but do you know what’s inside your mouthwash? Few people take the time to read the list of active ingredients in mouthwashes, and instead rely on packaging verbiage to guide their purchases. If you tend to read the ingredients before you [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on What’s in Your Mouthwash?

Three Ways Fluoride Helps Your Teeth

As you know, Australia is one of the many countries in the world that add fluoride to the water supply as a public health benefit. In fact, several locations have naturally occurring fluoride in their water supply already, and require only a small supplemented amount, if any. Fluoride is also the main active ingredient in [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Diet, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Three Ways Fluoride Helps Your Teeth

Chemistry and Cavities: Understanding What Happens in the Mouth

We’re all taught from a young age that candy and sodas give you cavities, right? It’s not untrue, but it’s not the whole story, either. Understanding how bacteria and acidity damage tooth enamel can help you have a better grasp on how your food and drink choices affect your oral health. Read on to learn [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Chemistry and Cavities: Understanding What Happens in the Mouth